Monday, September 28, 2015

Bag in a Box

Hunter was sooooo super excited to be surprised with his very own Marvel Superheros 12x12 paper pad, that he wanted to make something immediately!! :) 

I have been seeing these Bag in a Box projects for a couple of weeks, but they seemed so tricky and time consuming so I have put off trying one... But the other day with an awesome inspiration post by fellow Memory Maze DT member Jodie, I finally decided to search around for a tutorial.. I found THIS VIDEO via Pinterest..  

The bag is unbelievably EASY!!! Amazingly simple that absolutely ANYONE would be able to give this ago!! Yep, even a 5yr old Hunter! :) 

I wasn't able to find a written tutorial, so have included some with photos below for anyone that wishes to have a go themselves too.. 

1. Start off with the base - 2 & 1/2 inches x 5 & 1/4 inches
Score 1/2 inch on all four sides.. Now place a small bit of tape on the corners, and cut one slice on the outside for each corner.. The corners will be folded on the OUTSIDE, not the inside of the box.. 

2- the side of the bag will be any size x 12 inches.. Depending on what size cards you intent to out inside it, will depend how high the bag will be.. This one is 5 & 1/2 inches x 12 inches.. (To fit 6 inch x 4 inch cards) 
The Marvel bag is 3 & 1/2 inches x 12 inches.. (to fit 4 x 4 cards) 
Place double sided tape down on the INSIDE of the bag, on the bottom and far right side.. 

3- take off tale and with the newly made box, start from about half way along one side and ROLL the box along the paper.. DO NOT CREASE at the corners as you go along, you're making a bag so it needs to be nice and smooth.

4- using 1/2 inch strips of matching cardstock, run them along the bottom and top of the bag.. 

5- cut another 12 inch strip.. This bag was 1/2 inch x 12 inch.. The Marvel bag was just under 1/2 inch wide.. Using a poker tool, punch a hole from the front of the bag into the inside so you can attach the handles and push a brad through.. Make sure the brad is split on the inside of the bag, as you use another 1/2 inch x 12 inch strip along the top inside of the bag also.. 

BAG IN A BOX IS NOW FINISHED!! You can either leave as is or decorate as your heart desires.. 

You can see that we have made some cards to match for the Marvel bag, however the cards for the other bag I can not show you just yet, as they are special one's made by my boys for their Grandma for her upcoming birthday..

I would love for you to drop by my Facebook crafting page at sometime..  

Finally, a big thank you to ladies that I mentioned at the start of this post for their inspiring projects.. 
I hope you've enjoyed these creations.. Until next time, have fun scrapping.. Toni.. xoxo

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